Guardians Of The Galaxy! Again! We’re back! This time it’s about the role the film will play in the interconnected Marvel universe. You see, James Gunn wants to see the film’s characters spread throughout the upcoming films. This feels like even more evidence for the Infinity Gauntlet theory that I was espousing yesterday.
I kinda blew by it, but Nebula (a character in Guardians Of The Galaxy) plays a huge role in the Infinity Gauntlet Saga. Kevin Feige has not kept it secret that he plans to keep these movies connected. It’s good that even the most non-comic book esque comic book movies are going to be playing a role in creating the broader universe.
One of the best things about the Marvel comic book world (especially the teamups) is the effortless way that it combines the superhero, sci-fi, and fantasy genres into huge, interesting stories. If that’s how the movies play out, then more power to the studio. Not just for making me super happy, though it would make me totally happy, but for taking a big risk when it comes to movie making.
Most major films want to follow a genre formula and maintain the expected beats. This kind of genre blending is usually reserved for filmmakers like Edgar Wright and Quentin Tarantino. To see major studio films with similar goals is very refreshing. I’m rooting for it. I’m always rooting for it.
Guardians Of The Galaxy comes out on Aug. 1, 2014.